Inertia Dance Company

Howling from Westside High School in Houston Independent School District, established in 2000, The Inertia program is dedicated in developing young men and women with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. Through all elements of dance education, Inertia stresses excellence in the classroom and the total development of each student: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.

Mission

The Inertia program is dedicated in developing young men and women with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. Through all elements of dance education, Inertia stresses excellence in the classroom and the total development of each student: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.

In following this goal, Inertia has become an integral and respected program, not only in HISD but the Houston dance scene. Inertia strives to achieve:

  • Creative and entertaining body of work guided by the mission of Inertia

  • Educating young men and women from various walks of life about discipline and excellence in the classroom.

  • Collaborating with other artists and companies including, but not limited to musicians, lighting designers, costume designers, set designers, filmmakers, and other choreographers.

  • Offering teaching and choreographic opportunities at festivals, studios, and public schools both private and public.

Inertia aspires to create the total theater experience that is satisfying to the most existential mind while also being compelling to the general audience. What makes the Inertia program unique is the integration of technology in our classrooms, class projects and theater productions, given that Westside High School is a magnet school for integrated technology.